August 28-29, 2021 on The Lawn @ CAS
Wonderbus Photo credit Elevevation Group
Event Information:
Saturday, August 28, 2021 12:00 PM
The Lawn @ CAS

2540 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Oh



We can’t wait to see you this weekend at WonderBus in Columbus.

If you go to The Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati, Miami University, Ohio University, Dayton, Kent State, Kenyon College, Denison University or any university anywhere, we are offering a great deal….GET VAXXED AT THE FESTIVAL FOR FREE or bring proof of your vaccination (a photo on your phone works) and you get in for half price….DON’T FORGET YOUR STUDENT ID….Names must match to get the discount.
If you are an Ohio State student, your price is $45.00 per day. If you are a student at any other university, your price is $57.50 or 50% off the weekend per day ticket price.

The offer is limited and available at the festival box office Day(s) of Show Only.

Free Vaccinations On-Site + COVID-19 Testing

WonderBus has partnered with O'Reilly Pharmacy of Worthington to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations at the festival each day from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Festival goers must be 18-years-old and older to be eligible for free Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccination prior to going through the festival gates. The number of vaccinations are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additionally, WonderBus, venue owner CAS and Mobile Med of Central Ohio  will be offering on-site COVID-19 testing for $15.
The number of tests available are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. The testing facility is set-up for 1) guests who are not vaccinated, who do not bring a negative test result, and who do not want to wear a mask on-site and 2) guests who are vaccinated, but forgot to bring their proof of vaccination and do not want to wear a mask at the festival.

Updated COVID-19 Policy & Entry Requirements

The safety of our patrons, artists, workers, employees, volunteers and vendors is our number one priority.
Our entire music festival event takes place outdoors and we are doing our best to remain inclusive to all.

The experts have told us that 1) outdoors in the open air is the safest place to gather right now, but 2) the CDC states that “the Delta Variant is more contagious than previous COVID-19 variants and that unvaccinated people remain the greatest concern.”

Therefore, we have elected to update our COVID-19 policy for WonderBus 2021.

As you enter the WonderBus gates on August 28-29, you will have the time, space and opportunity to furnish proof and verification of a full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result. Upon disclosure of either, you will receive visible identification that will notify our security detail that you can move freely throughout the festival without a face mask.

If you do not provide such verification, you will be admitted to the festival, but you must wear a face mask or facial covering (over nose and mouth) while on festival property.

For children (between the ages of 3-11), parents may present a negative COVID-19 test result at the front gate, prior to entry. If no such verification is presented, the child will be admitted to the festival, but must wear a face mask or facial covering (over nose and mouth) while on festival property. Children 2 years of age and under, will be admitted to the festival and will not be required to wear a face mask.

For patrons who are not fully vaccinated and want to provide a negative COVID-19 test result, such result must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of first attending WonderBus.

Those who are required to wear a face mask or facial covering will be permitted to remove that face mask or facial covering to eat and drink. Extra police and security have been hired to monitor compliance throughout the festival grounds. Face masks will be provided for those who do not bring them.

If you fail to adhere to this policy, we reserve the right to remove you from the premises.

WonderBus 2021 COVID-19 Entry Procedures:

1.      EACH DAY, bring a printed copy of your vaccine card, vaccine record, or printed result negative COVID-19 test (showing test date) that match your government issued ID. Documentation presented via apps and smart phones is perfectly acceptable.

2.      Masks are only required for those not vaccinated and with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test. In this scenario, plan to wear a mask throughout your visit to the festival.

At this time WonderBus is not requiring masks be worn by any attendee other than unvaccinated patrons who do not show a negative COVID-19 test.

Buy Tickets Here
WonderBus Music & Arts Festival to Columbus. The Lawn at CAS (2540 Olentangy River Road) provides the perfect site for the music festival as Ohio begins to emerge from COVID-19, offering 54 acres of open-air, outdoor space to allow festivalgoers the opportunity to comfortably spread out.

On Saturday, August 28, WonderBus will present some of music's top hitmakers including Kesha; AJRThe Band CAMINO and more. On Sunday, August 29, Wilco will make their only Ohio appearance in 2021 and their only appearance in a five-state region including Ohio's border states: Michigan; Indiana; West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Joining Wilco will be Grouplove; Black Pumas and other fantastic artists. See below for info on all artists.

WonderBus is an all-ages festival featuring great music, a wide variety of culinary options, a robust artisan village and so much more. According to the Columbus Dispatch, the inaugural WonderBus was "A big success on almost all counts. The fans, clearly responded to the fest’s design and execution. The layout of the site promoted exploration, the vendors, amusements, and a few key organizations playfully spread as if tossed onto a board game surface."

Building on the important work that started with the 2019 festival,WonderBus, CAS and The Shipyard, Columbus business leader Rick Milenthal's marketing agency, will continue their strategically important relationship with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health. This unique team will continue to leverage the power of live music as a vehicle to promote and raise funds for critical mental health initiatives focused on recovery and resilience. WonderBus and CAS have guaranteed a share of revenue to help the Medical Center's programs.

“The WonderBus Music and Arts Festival’s mission is to shine a light on mental health issues through its support of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “The results of the WonderBus Music and Arts Festival will help many in recovery.”

“As we emerge from the pandemic and carefully begin resuming in-person events, it’s critical that we don’t lose sight of the long-term damage caused by the unprecedented challenges of the last year – especially when it comes to the toll it has taken on our individual and collective mental health,” said Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson. “The WonderBus music festival’s efforts to raise consciousness and critical support for mental wellness, especially among teens and young adults who have lost out on so many experiences over the past 12 months, are a perfect example of the kind of cross-collaboration taking place between Ohio State and outside stakeholders to meet the needs of both our campus community and the community at large.”

"The inaugural WonderBus, staged in 2019, was a grand slam homerun and it was devastating that we could not run in 2020," stated Elevation president Denny Young.
"We feel confident that by the end of this summer, Ohio will be largely back to normal. The safety of our fans, artists and staff remains our top priority, but with the increased mental health challenges facing each and every one of us during the past year, we believe the time is right to promote live music and the positive impact that this music festival can have on the hearts and minds of everyone in Central Ohio and throughout the Midwest."